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Pisac

Pisac

Pisac, Cusco, Peru

The Archeological Park of Pisac is situated at the eastern end of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, 1 hour from Cusco city. Located high above the valley floor and the modern colonial town of Pisac, the Archeological place is considered to be one of the finest remaining Inca’s constructions sites in the country. Some historians suggest that the name Pisac is derived from the word “Pisaca” meaning partridge, and that the vast agriculture terraces represent the wings of the partridge. The archeological park is spread out over a large area and follow a long mountain top crest. Close to the main parking lot at the top of the park you will find the largest know Inka’s cemetery, a residential settlement and ceremonial baths. Further down the mountains is the temple complex constructed from exquisitely carved pink granite, featuring a sun temple, ceremonial alters, water channels and wells. Then finally a few hundred meters further down the mountain is a beautiful urban area located on an high semi-circular ledge. The archeological park is surrounded by vast sweeping agricultural terraces which harmoniously blend into the natural curvature of the landscape.

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